The Montour Trail

The Montour Trail

The Montour Trail is a multi-use recreational rail trail near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was formerly the Montour Railroad. It has a mostly crushed limestone with partially asphalt surface, appropriate for bicycling, walking, running, and cross-country skiing. Eventually, this trail segment will extend 47 miles (76 km) from Coraopolis, Pennsylvania to Clairton, Pennsylvania. The trail is part of a 204-mile (328 km) rails to trails project between Pittsburgh and Cumberland, Maryland that makes up part of a 400-mile (640 km) trail system between Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., known as the Great Allegheny Passage.

In addition, the planned Ohio River Greenway Trail will connect to the Montour Trail in Coraopolis, Pa and extend northwest along the Ohio River, essentially connecting the Montour Trail to the Great Ohio Lake-to-River Greenway in Ohio. When completed the Ohio River Greenway Trail will be an important link in a mega-trail system from the Great Lakes Region to Washington, D.C.

The Ohio River Trail Council is honored to partner with the Montour Trail Council. As proud members of the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition (I Heart Trails, for short), which is collaborating to complete a system of 1,700 miles of shared use trails. The goal is to connect the trail network so that local and visiting trail users can walk and bike from trail to trail, city to city, and town to town.

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Tour the Montour

For information regarding the annual Tour the Montour, click here.

Montour Trail Map